September Medicare Transmittals and Other Updates

on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. All News Items | Outpatient Services | Miscellaneous | Coding | Billing

MEDICARE TRANSMITTALS – RECURRING UPDATES

2020 Annual Update of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Update

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11441.pdf

Annual Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee Update 2020

The clotting factor furnishing fee for 2020 is $0.226 per unit.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11435.pdf

Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances - Annual Update for 2019-2020 Season

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11428.pdf

October 2019 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 20.3

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11412.pdf

October 2019 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

Includes numerous new and revised codes.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11451.pdf

October Quarterly Update for 2019 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11433.pdf

October 2019 Quarterly Average Sales Price (ASP) Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files and Revisions to Prior Quarterly Pricing Files

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11343.pdf

Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Drug/Biological Code Changes - October 2019 Update

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11422.pdf

 

OTHER MEDICARE TRANSMITTALS

Implementation to Exchange the List of Electronic Medical Documentation Requests (eMDR) for Registered Providers via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System – REVISED

Article revised on August 26, 2019, to reflect changes made to the eMDR registration screens within NPPES. The article includes illustrations of the new screens that providers will have to complete in order to register to receive the eMDRs.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11003.pdf

Implementation of the Award for the Jurisdiction H Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor (JH A/B MAC)

Announces the Jurisdiction JH A/B MAC re-competition procurement that was recently awarded to Novitas Solutions, Inc., the incumbent contractor for this workload.

https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2019Downloads/R2358OTN.pdf

Billing for Hospital Part B Inpatient Services

Reminder of the policy regarding billing instructions for hospital Part B inpatient service claims, including the allowance of Revenue Code 0240 on 012x Type of Bills (TOB).

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM11413.pdf

 

MEDICARE SPECIAL EDITION ARTICLES

Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Revised Information for Laboratories on Collecting and Reporting Data for the Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System – REVISED

Revised on September 5, 2019, to delete incorrect information in the section titled Only Applicable Information Attributed to non-Hospital Patients is Reported.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE19006.pdf

Activation of Systematic Validation Edits for OPPSProviders with Multiple Service Locations – Update – REVISED

Revised on September 5, 2019, to announce a delay of full implementation until April 2020.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE19007.pdf

 

MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Medicare Fast Facts

Medicare Fast Facts resources this month include:

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Fast-Facts.html?DLSort=1&DLEntries=10&DLPage=1&DLSortDir=descending

 

OTHER MEDICARE UPDATES

Case Review Connections, Fall 2019

KEPRO Quarterly Acute Care Newsletter

https://keproqio.com/bene/newsletter/2019Summeracute

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